Barcelona superstar, Lionel Messi, has expressed his delight at scoring his 100th Champions League goal, in their 3-0 win over Chelsea on Wednesday night.
The LaLiga leaders qualified for the quarter-finals on a 4-1 aggregate.
“I’m happy to have reached 100 goals in such a beautiful competition, but the important thing was to move forward in a difficult match against a team with lots of really good players,” he said in a surprise media appearance with UEFA.
“We managed to score early and this was important.”I’m happy with how it all happened.
“This was a tough match and we were strong as a team.”When we scored the third then the tie was practically ours,” he said.
When told that Antonio Conte had praised him in his press conference, , Messi had some words of thanks for the Blues boss.
“I didn’t hear him, but they told me what he said and I thank him for his words.
“I am happy for how this night has ended and for reaching the quarter-finals, which is what we wanted.”